Meet the M.E Team

Greg Akehurst BA Geography, BCom Economics


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Phone Number+64 9 915 5511

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Greg has 19 years’ experience consulting to a wide range of sectors in both the New Zealand and Australian markets. His experience covers assessment of market structure, size and change for development clients, economic impact assessment for commercial and government clients, as well as strategic policy, social infrastructure and amenity studies carried out for local councils. He has developed models to assess community needs and assess allocation networks set up to meet those needs. Greg leads 20-30 projects annually and has given expert witness evidence in local government hearings, the Environment Court and provided affidavits as an expert for the High Court.


Greg has developed models to assess the occupation and skills requirements for the Christchurch rebuild for CERA and Christchurch City Council and the Auckland construction and infrastructure sector. He has carried out major studies of Auckland's residential and industrial land requirements for both private developers and Auckland Council. He is currently engaged by Auckland Council to advise on the Unitary Plan with respect to commercial and industrial growth. Greg has a keen interest in new tools to assess land use growth and change and in developing new web based methods to deliver information and insight to businesses and councils.

Areas of Expertise

Spatial and Economic Analysis and Modelling | Input-Output Modelling | Urban and Regional Economics | Skills and Labour Force Modelling | Economic Growth Modelling | Geographic Information Systems (GIS) | Multi Criteria Analysis | Supply and Demand Analysis | Demographic Analysis | Sectoral and Specialist Market Analysis | Demand Analysis and Forecasting | Economic Impact Assessment | Cost Benefit Analysis | Retail Effects Assessment | Social Impact Assessment | Policy Analysis and Advice | Infrastructure Funding and Investment | Local Government Funding | Resource Management | Community Infrastructure Requirements | Urban Form Assessment | Strategic Advice | Peer Review | Expert Witness